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Wow. We can’t believe it is the final day of our “12 Days of Speech” activities campaign. We hope you and your kids have had as much as fun we had. For the day 12 of our “12 Days of Speech”, it is only fitting that we wrap things up with this fun activity that will help your child bring our their inner-Beethoven.  Grade Level: K- 2nd Grade What You Need: 12 Days of Speech Song Sheet (Download here) *Parents, although the song sheet says “speech class” and “teacher”, don’t fret. Feel free to make your own by simply copying the document into word. How to Play: First choose which speech sounds (i.e. /s/, /r/, /l/, and /k/)  you want your child practice. Once you decide, you can either fill it in for your child or have them help fill in the sheet with you. For example, on the first day of speech class, my teacher gave to me, a robin in a red tree. Now it’s time for your child or student to recite each sentence. As your child recites each line, he or she will add another day’s items, plus the ones previously named. Have fun! Speech Therapy Site Spotlight: Speech Therapy Ideas Speech…

It’s day 11 of our “12 Days of Speech” activities campaign and the alien’s are coming! Help your child learn the differences and similarities between words while saving the world from an alien’s attack! Grade Levels: K-3rd Grade What You Need: Alien’s Attack! Card Deck (Download here) How to Play: There are 40 aliens coming down to earth. To stop them, stack the cards face down, then take turns with your child reciting the similarities and differences between the two words on the alien’s card. In the deck, make sure to hide some of the penalty cards. According to Jenn of Crazy Speech World, this always adds some pizzazz to the game. The one with the most cards wins! Have fun! Blogger Spotlight: Crazy Speech…

There are only 2 days left in our “12 Days of Speech” activities event! For Day 10, we have this fun activity from Practically Speeching that will have your kids singing along.  Grade Levels: Pre-K – 3rd Grades What You Need: Five Little Snowflakes Songbook  (Download here) How to Play: Step 1: Recite the entire “Five Little Snowflakes” song with your child. This will help he or she get comfortable and overcome any stage freight. “Five Little Snowflakes” Song One little snowflake with nothing to do. Along came another and Then there were two. Two little snowflakes laughing with me. Along came another, and Then there were three. Three little snowflakes looking for some more. Along came another, and Then there were four. Four little snowflakes dancing…

For the 1st day of 2013 and Day 9 (wow!) of our “12 Days of Speech” activities campaign, we have fun and easy game of minimal pairs! Grade Levels: Preschool What You Need: Minimal Pairs Game Sheet (Download here) How to Play:  For this minimal pairs game, have your child find the match to the word you (parent or SLP) say. Have fun!   Blogger Spotlight: Let’s Talk SLP The fantastic blogger behind “Let’s Talk SLP” is Brea who shares many ideas and activities that SLPs and parents will enjoy. Brea frequently gives away free activity downloads as “thank you” to her readers. Please check her out!   Remember we are on Day 9 of our “12 Days of Speech” campaign which means there are only a couple…

Even though it’s still snowing and hot cocoa weather is still strong, it is never to early to start a countdown for summer vacation. With this fun activity, you and your child can learn what to pack for the perfect trip while practicing /S/ sounds. Enjoy! Grade Levels: Pre-K – 3rd Grades What You Need: /S/ Clusters Sheet(Download here) How to Play: Have your child say each word emphasizing the /S/ sounds Once your child is comfortable, have her use each word in a sentence. Have fun! Blogger Spotlight: Live Speak Love Lisa M. Geary, MS, CCC-SLP runs the fantastic website, Live Speak Love, LLC and her blog is a fantastic read for parents and SLPs alike. She has everything from activities for young kids to insight in her work that many will find enjoyable and enlightening to read. Remember we are on Day 8 of our “12 Days of Speech” campaign which means there are more activities to come! Let us know what you think of these activities in the comments below.  Keep in the loop when new activities are shared on our blog by “LIKE”-ing us on Facebook and following us @PresenceLearn on twitter! Happy Holidays! Source: Live Speak Love  

We are halfway done with our “12 Days of Speech” activities event but there is more great speech therapy activities to come! Grade Levels: Pre-K – 5th Grades What You Need: Hungry Hippos Sheet (Download here) How to Play: Feed the hippos as you say the words on the fruit. Set the timer and see who can say the most words/feed their hippo in 30 seconds. Have fun! Blogger Spotlight: Busy Bee Speech Lauren of Busy Bee Speech is a school-based SLP and behind some fun speech therapy activities (like this one!). She is always looking for new ideas so make sure you keep up with her blog, Busy Bee Speech!   Source: Busy Bee Speech

The holidays are almost over and 2013 is upon us. Help your child wrap up 2012 with this fun word search activity aimed to help them practice articulation sounds. Grade Levels: 3rd – 12th Grades Lesson Focus: Practice letters & numbers What You Need: Word Search Puzzle (Download here) Directions (How to Play!): Step 1: Practice with your child to saying each word aloud focusing on /r/, /s, z/, /th/ articulation sounds Step 2: Create sentences using five of these words (found on each puzzle) Have fun! Blogger Spotlight: If Only I Had Super Powers…  CC of If Only I Had Super Powers was one of the first speech therapy blogs and continues to provide great content for both parents and speech therapy professionals. Make sure to check her blog!   Source: If Only I Had Super Powers

It’s Day 5 of our “12 Days of Speech” activities campaign! This activity is courtesy of Playing With Words 365, one of our favorite blogs. Grade Levels: Pre-K – 1st Grade Lesson Focus: Practice letters & numbers What You Need: Letters & Carrots Sheets (Download here) Empty tissue box Another smaller box to go on top (I used a popcorn box) Large red pom pom for nose Brown felt or construction paper to cover the boxes and make the antlers White and black felt or construction paper for eyes Card stock or cardboard Pipe cleaners (not needed if you use cardboard for the antlers) Glue (I used both hot glue and tacky glue) Scissors Activity Preparation: Step 1: Cover the boxes in brown felt or construction paper. Step 2: Stack the small box on top the large box. Step 3: Draw antlers on card stock then glue them onto the felt with tacky glue. Step 4: Cut out eyes from white and black felt and use hot glue to attach the large red pom pom nose. Step 5: Cut out letters and carrots from the sheets into individual cards. Directions (How to Play!): Have your child name each letter as he/she feeds them to…

It’s Day 4 of our “12 Days of Speech” activities campaign  and we have a fun one! Whether your child is a fan of the Green Lantern (or you or your spouse is a fan of Ryan Reynolds) this game of minimal pairs will be entertaining to say the least. Grade Levels: Pre-K – 3rd Grade Lesson Focus: Practice W/L What You Need: Green Lantern Minimal Pair Cards Green Lantern Cards Glue Laminator Activity Preparation: Step 1: Print out 1-2 sets of minimal pair cards. Step 2: Print out 3-6 sets of Green Lantern cards. Step 3: Cut into rectangles and glue the Green Lantern sides onto the backs of the minimal pair sides (so kids cannot see through). Step 4: Laminate the cards Directions (How to Play!): Use…

For Day 3 of our “12 Days of Speech” we have a fun activity that will help your child learn basic decoding while helping you clean up your Christmas tree. This activity was created for students to work on basic decoding in addition to practicing their articulation sounds. It was made specifically for kids that have a lateral lisp and it is impacting their reading skills. Therefore, basic CVC or CCVC words with /s/, /sh/, or /ch/ are positioned on the ornaments. They have to first work on decoding the words, then use the correct articulation and lastly sort them on to the appropriate tree by sound. Grade Levels: 1st – 5th Grades What You Need: Ornament Sort Sheets (Download here) Directions: Step 1: Let your child know that the slashes around the letter in the stars on top of the trees (i.e.: /s/) means that we are listening for that sound, not necessarily the letter. This starts to make sense especially with /sh/ and /ch/ since some kids have trouble saying the sound they look like. Step 2: Let your child know you want them to first blend the word to figure out what it says and when they repeat the…

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